Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues: Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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Before Jackie Robinson crossed major league baseball's color line, there existed a parallel world of "blackball" with its own pantheon of superstars: Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and many others. Hundreds of elite athletes played in the Negro Leagues from 1887 through the early 1950s, and this remarkable oral history offers an inside look at some of their lives. Seventeen players and a team owner reminisce about this often-overlooked side of American baseball, ...
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Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues: Revised Edition

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Overview


Before Jackie Robinson crossed major league baseball's color line, there existed a parallel world of "blackball" with its own pantheon of superstars: Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and many others. Hundreds of elite athletes played in the Negro Leagues from 1887 through the early 1950s, and this remarkable oral history offers an inside look at some of their lives. Seventeen players and a team owner reminisce about this often-overlooked side of American baseball, recapturing the era with a vividness that no journalist could rival.
Author John Holway has achieved more than anyone else in the attempts to attain recognition for the Negro Leagues and to help their most deserving stars gain their rightful places in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Holway sought out veterans of the Negro Leagues and recorded their recollections. He then conducted extensive research to confirm the stories with statistics from newspapers of the era. The result is a living history of the great black teams, acclaimed by The New York Times as "the closest we can come to seeing them." This revised edition features over eighty vintage photographs and a Foreword by baseball historian Frank Ceresi.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486136479
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Dover Baseball
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 729,163
  • File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents


Foreword to the Dover Edition
Preface to the 1992 Edition
Introduction: The Invisible Men
1. The Major League Nobody Knows
2. Bill Drake
3. David Malarcher
4. Crush Holloway
5. Webster McDonald
6. Newt Allen
7. Cool Papa Bell
8. Ted Page
9. Ted :Double Duty" Radcliffe
10. Bill Foster
11. Larry Brown
12. Willie Wells
13. William "Sug" Cornelius
14. Buck Leonard
15. Hilton S,mith
16. James "Joe" Greene
17. Mrs. Effa Manley
18. Tom "Pee-Wee" Butts
19. Othello Renfroe
Sunset Before Dawn
Appendix
Index
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